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Acupuncture for Stress Reduction and Anxiety Relief

We offer acupuncture for stress reduction as a natural treatment for patients coping with stress and anxiety in their daily lives. Acupuncture is an an increasingly popular option to bring balance and peace to your life with minimal side effects.

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 77% of Americans admit they regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. People who suffer from stress may experience symptoms like fatigue, headache, upset stomach, muscle tension, change in appetite, teeth grinding, change in sex drive, and dizziness.

It doesn’t end there. The health complications of stress extend beyond the immediate symptoms. Stress has been linked to detrimental health effects including heart disease and even brain shrinkage

An Ancient Path to Relieve Modern Stress

Acupuncture is considered one of the oldest and most commonly used medical treatments in the world. Acupuncture for stress reduction has been used for thousands of years. It is increasingly used to address the many symptoms that come with modern stresses.

Recent studies show that  practitioners have all the more reason to justify the treatment. As researchers from Georgetown University explain, scientists are starting to understand acupuncture benefits at a molecular level. Thanks to a testing of stress levels with rats, we know that acupuncture lowers stress hormones and may moderate mood.

The research at Georgetown also revealed that acupuncture works similar to anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs. Acupuncture offers patients a complimentary path within their current treatment plans. It can be used to reduce side effects from medications. Alternatively, acupuncture can be used as a drug free option that also combats other health challenges like depression and severe anxiety. Some recipients even claim it works faster than therapy.

The research at Georgetown also revealed that acupuncture works similar to anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs. Following the Georgetown study, participants reported that the effects of treatment lasted for days, indicating that acupuncture can be preventative before stress strikes.

Finding Acupuncture Treatment

At Aligned Modern Health, our team of acupuncturists are mindful of the fact that depression and stress can lead to illness. Our individualized treatment focuses on a range of benefits, helping you find the balance and healing you deserve. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to see if acupuncture is a good fit for you!